I would like to introduce you to my good friends, Beth and Carl. I have requested prayer for Carl over the last few months and he is healing and hopes to be home in a few weeks. Thanks to all that prayed.
Recently, I asked Beth to share with us their love story. She gave me what I might call Part 1. You just might want to hear more. ♥️
We met in June of 1966 at Mount Olive college. He had just got out of the army, and was enrolling in college! He was one handsome, sweet man. There were only 22 girls living on campus for summer school. He asked several of them to go out before he added me! He’s always saved the best for last. Ha ha! When we did have our first date, it was just us from then on. In September, he asked me to marry him and in January, we were married. The only way my Mother would bless the marriage was if we promised to complete our college education. He opted for a 2 yr business degree and after I graduated from Mount Olive, I transferred to ECU and got my degree in education. He worked in Sales at a TV station and I taught school. He eventually opened his own Advertising agency. One unique thing about our marriage is we never lived by ourselves until my Mother passed away in 2010. Carl’s Mother died when he was 11 months old. When he was almost 3 he came to the farm on which we have spent our married life! His foster parents were older when they got him. They were a loving Christian couple who married late and had no children of their own. She died when Carl was 14 and he and his foster father continued to live together. When we married, he was elderly and we couldn’t bare to leave him alone, so we moved in with him. Our daughter was born 4 years before he died. Drs told us her being here extended his life. 3 yrs later our son was born. When he was 9 my Mother came to live with us. Carl and I felt Mama could have an easier time financially if she lived with us. She was able to do that for 23 years. After last child left for college we still had Mama, so we only had the empty nest after she passed away. God has been so good to us, in that we were able to live with in-laws, by having our children experience the love, heritage, and wisdom of their Grandparents. It was not always easy, but was a good situation for all, We’ve been through the best of times and the worst of times always with Love and God’s Grace. We are blessed with our two children, their spouses, and our 5 beautiful Grandchildren, our Church family and many dear friends. Our greatest achievement with God’s help has been that our children have a personal relationship with our Heavenly Father. Perfect, they are not but they do their best to serve the Lord at home and elsewhere! In addition to their careers, our son and his wife are Christian Counselors who counsel men and women who have sexual addictions like pornographers and affairs. Our daughter is cordinator of programs for little girls and is active in helping with youth program. Our son-in-law is an adult Sunday school teacher, Deacon and sings in the choir. I’m not sure ours is the most romantic love story, but it is a love story that continues after 52 years! God must have had a plan for your saying you would love to hear our Love Story, because I’ve been especially blessed in sharing it with you, my friend! I am at home resting, before I go back to the rehab unit this afternoon! Thank you so much for asking! You are truly an angel among us! Love you! Beth